USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida will conduct a State Technical Committee Meeting this Tuesday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium in Gainesville. The meeting is open to the public and will give an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill programs and conservation easements.
NRCS will solicit recommendations for establishing technical guidelines, program criteria and conservation priorities in Florida. Participants will break into workgroups to discuss forestry/wildlife, grazing, water quality and quantity, and soil health/organics.
Chaired by NRCS Florida State Conservationist Russell Morgan, the committee is composed of individuals and groups from a variety of agricultural and natural resource interests. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee’s recommendations.